Lamborghini Gallardo production comes to an end

Lamborghini has today built its final Gallardo model at the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.

The Rosso Mars LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, which has gone to a private collector of the marque, was the 14,022th Gallardo to roll off the production line since its introduction ten years ago at The Geneva Motor Show.

An instant success, the Gallardo accounts for almost half of the 30,000 Lamborghinis built by the company during its fifty years of existence. Back in 1963 a mere 250 vehicle were built annually, with that figure growing to around 2,000 units on average.

The Gallardo will be superseded by the Cabrera in 2014. Expected to weigh around 100 kg less than the 1410 kg Gallardo LP560-4, power will be in the region of 447 kW (600 hp) from a revised 5.2-litre V10 mated to a twin-clutch paddleshift transmission. The next-generation Audi R8 will share many components with the Cabrera, while rumours suggest that sub-918 Spyder supercar could also make use of the Cabrera’s platform.

[Source: Lamborghini]

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